Under the Big Top
Performing for sold out audiences June 15th & 16th!

At the Sanfilippo Estate in the magnificent Carousel House


Celebrating the circus of yesteryear, Under the Big Top is a fun family event, featuring professional circus entertainment, a performance of BDE’s turn-of-the-century circus ballet, carousel rides and tours of the Carousel House.

Friday, June 15th
Circus Festivities begin at 5:30pm
Performance of Under the Big Top 7:00pm

Saturday, June 16th
Circus Festivities begin at 12:30pm
Performance of Under the Big Top 2:00pm


Under the Big Top is SOLD OUT! Be sure to add your name to our VIP mailing list
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The Barrington Dance Ensemble is a not for profit 501(c)(3) which promotes artistic integrity, involvement, and awareness through exceptional dance training and performance in the Chicagoland area. Founded in 1989 by Artistic Director Mary Brennan, this grassroots organization has become a local standard bearer for the arts.

The Barrington Dance Ensemble (BDE) is in residence at Barrington Dance Academy at 758 W Northwest Highway in Barrington, IL. BDE melds professional dancers and student dancers from the Barrington area and surrounding communities. The student dancers take on a rigorous training schedule to achieve high standards in various forms of dance.

The Barrington Dance Ensemble presents two major productions each year, including a Nutcracker performance each December and a spring production each June. BDE company members also participate in many community outreach performances each year.